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2021 Was a Fantastic Year for Gemini, 2022 Might be the Same

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Summary: A look back at 12 months of Gemini (or gemini://), which brings us about half a million page requests each month

THE transport and presentation of pages in the Internet ought not be monopolised by the World Wide Web, i.e. HTTP/S and HTML (though the latter is nowadays mostly JavaScript frameworks, i.e. the 'new Flash' with DRM on top of it).



"Let's see if this year Gemini can double or triple in terms of adoption. In recent months it enjoyed linear growth..."Gemini started less than 3 years ago and last year was a highly successful year for it. The number of working capsules grew sharply, many new services and capsules became available (without stretching the standard), and nowadays it's possible to get all sorts of information without even opening a Web browser. I don't use browsers all that much anymore (RSS readers, terminals, text editors and Gemini clients cover much ground already).

The video above presents some evidence of the growth and various use cases. We showed many use cases in the past. Searching Gemini space isn't hard, it's not monopolised (there are several potent options), and there's plenty of code one can (re)use to convert an existing Web site into a Gemini capsule. Not much ought to be done from scratch and the learning curve/access barrier is low. Let's see if this year Gemini can double or triple in terms of adoption. In recent months it enjoyed linear growth, so one can predict by extrapolation that there will be 2,000 working capsules before spring and maybe 3,000+ by the end of this year. We'll try to keep track of the steady growth and point out new capsules of interest (especially when they offer something unique). Interpolation and extrapolation with statistics will help us assess the general 'health' of Geminispace. The good news is, this past year we see no corrupting corporate forces, neither in the specifications nor in Gemini space. It's 100% genuine people; no spam, no advertising, no state/corporate propaganda. Unlike social control media, there's no censorship and it's likely that none is need.

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